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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 8, 2009 12:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Beatles covers

I'll Second that Emotion

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Poster: vapors Date: Sep 8, 2009 6:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Beatles covers

I guess I'd be correct to assume your seconding a nod to "Dear Prudence", since "I Second That Emotion" was a Smokey Robinson song ?

The "After Midnight>Eleanor Rigby>After Midnight" combo was quite a thing of beauty.

It seems to me that the boys loved the psychedelic groove of some of the Beatles songs.
I recall them playing a Revolution encore in Worchester 10/9/84; think it was a tribute to John Lennon. As a big Beatle fan myself, it was great fun to hear and dance to them playing those songs, even if the versions were a little rough sometimes. Remember them playing Day Tripper in Portland ME 3/31/85– when Phil played that bass riff the building really shook! Why Don’t We Do It In The Road, maybe not such a great tune, but to me it showed the boys having fun. Blackbird – (pretty shabby on the version I’m thinking of.)
Covers done nearer to the end: (Rain) Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, Tomorrow Never Knows, It’s All Too Much


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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 8, 2009 1:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Beatles covers

Correct

I was never a big fan of the Dead doing Beatles covers, it always struck me as a novelty item.

My favorite JGB cover is Don't Let Go - how Jerry just jammed it. Saw a rip roaring Don't Let Go at Roseland in '83 that just kills.

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Poster: vapors Date: Sep 8, 2009 1:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Beatles covers

jglynn1.2 , I trust you took no offense to my reply. Communication is not my strong point and I do try to tread lightly.

Novelty is the perfect word for it - I guess they just felt like trying something new.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 8, 2009 1:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Beatles covers

No offense taken none intended. I saw GD shows from 79 through about 89. I tapered way off after 85-86 and when I did go in late 80's was disappointed when they played lots of 'new' covers - it just didn't feel right if they did more than 1 or 2. Only my opinion / experience. I must admit I had lots of fun at shows from 80 - 84.